Social Media Image Sizes

Just about every social media site, from Facebook to YouTube, lets you customize your user profile with one or two images:

  • A small profile photo
  • A larger cover image

Invariably, these sites change the dimensions of the profile photos and cover images frequently and often with little or no notice.  I will try to keep you up-to-date with recommended sizes on this page.

Updated: April 2017


Cover photo (desktop): 828 x 315 px
Cover photo (mobile): 828 x 465 px
Profile photo: 180 x 180 px
Post photo: 2048 px (long side)


  • Save as PNG for best quality.
  • For cover photo, use 828 x 465 px and adjust when uploading on a desktop.
  • Recommended size for best quality photos within a post is 2048 px on the longest side.


Cover photo: 1500 x 500 px
Profile photo: 400 x 400 px
Post image: 1024 x 512 px


  • You can use a larger cover photo but there is a 5 MB limit and it will be cropped on mobile sites.
  • The 1500 px photo will resize well for mobile sites.
  • Your image will look fuzzy on wide screens


Profile photo: 180 x 180 px
Post image: 1080 x 1080 px



Channel cover: 2560 x 1440 px
Channel icon: 800 x 800 px
Video thumbnail: 1280 x720 px


See the YouTube template for the logo and text safe area of this large cover:


Profile photo: 600 x 600 px
Pins: 736 x 1104 px
Board cover: 340 x 340 px


Profile photo displays as 180  x 180 px.


Download a PDF table:

Social Media Image Sizes (PDF)